Visual and Performing Arts: Art Specialization

This degree prepares you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

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Area of Interest

Program Dean

Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division

Faculty Contact

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Program

Associate of Arts Degree

Credit Hours

63

Program Information

The Associate of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts - Art Specialization at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. This program also serves the needs of artists who wish to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge in the fine arts.

This curriculum consists of courses in the humanities (including a foreign language), natural sciences, and social sciences that are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate fine arts curriculum. The student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the dean of the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and the respective faculty in art, music, theatre, drama, and dance in planning the program and selecting electives. The student is also urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year institution to which transfer is planned to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of arts in visual and performing arts degree with specialization in art, music, theatre and drama or dance.

Transfer Information

PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Graduation Requirements

Students entering all degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a "WI" section designation.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.